Our bedroom is currently the kind of mish mash of items that you would expect to find in a family that only found out they are staying in the States last year. Up until that point, cheap, functional items were purchased in order to get us through until we would have to return home.
However, now we have a more long term view and over the last year we invested in some decent furniture for the bedroom. It does still look a little out of place though.
I would like to think that I could could decorate our bedroom over the summer and turn it into the grown-up haven that both Mr B and I would like it to be. We no longer have children or babies in our room each night, so I am finally ready to make it ours, all ours.
I had no idea of where to start. I am useless with paint colours and I am always drawn to magnolia-type colours (without fail) but I want our bedroom to be something special, so I am trying to think a little more out of the box. Jay and I both have very different styles. Jay is a very traditional kinda guy. Buy furniture from a big store, match it with bedding and curtains from the same store et voila hand picked bedroom.
I am a little more ecclectic. Drawn to vintage colours and textures (which often make Jay cringe) and vintage furniture that can be beat up and repainted time after time. So we have to find a good balance that we are both happy with, or the bedroom would not be a haven for both...no?
So, the other day I came across this plate and I fell in love:
I love the aqua colour and I finally feel like I have a starting point for our bedroom! From there the creativity seems to be coming more naturally. When I was wondering around the same store - Anthropologie I came across this AMAZING shower curtain and it clicked that I would love to make a similar ruffle curtain for the windows:
and pair it with some beautiful, clean white cotton sheets (with ruffles of course)
or even better, here (oh my, be still my beating heart!)
and now I feel like I have a starting point and an idea about colour schemes...now I just have to convince Mr B ruffles in his bedroom is not a slate on his manhood!